Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (Photo Credit: PTI)
Congress is planning to nominate party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to the Rajya Sabha, sources said on Saturday. According to the sources, the grand old party is contemplating sending her to the Upper House of the Parliament either from Chhattisgarh or Madhya Pradesh. The grand old party feels that the entry of Priyanka, who has been actively working for the party in Uttar Pradesh, into Parliament will help amplify the grand old party’s voice in the House.
Priyanka has been working actively in Uttar Pradesh for several weeks and trying to strengthen the party in India’s largest state. She recently met the families of jailed anti-CAA protesters in Akhilesh Yadav's stronghold, days after her party targeted the SP chief for not finding time to visit his parliamentary constituency.
The Congress general secretary dubbed the BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and at the Centre "anti-poor and anti-people" and said raising one's voice in a democracy is not a crime.
Her visit came against the backdrop of the recent appearance of posters here claiming that Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav is ‘missing’ from his Azamgarh Lok Sabha constituency.
Asserting that the Congress will stand with peaceful protesters, Priyanka Gandhi said, "I heard the womenfolk. I had gone to Bijnor, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Lucknow, Varanasi and other places where police and the administration committed atrocities.”
She said a report drafted by the Congress was submitted to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and she would also send names of policemen who committed ‘atrocities’ in Azamgarh.
After the Congress' poll debacle in Delhi assembly elections, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that her party will have to struggle a lot, and it will do so.
Priyanka Gandhi made the remarks outside Varanasi airport responding to reporters queries on the Congress' performance in Delhi assembly elections, the result for which was declared on Tuesday.
The Congress drew a blank in the Delhi assembly elections in which its candidates lost security deposit on 63 of the 70 seats. It was for the second assembly election in a row that the Congress had failed to win even a single seat.